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  2. Nigel Castle

    XPerience Pro Ballast

    Thanks for the info Chaps hopefully I can pick up a set from Mike in the next couple of weeks and that will sort out the issue nicely.
  3. SoggyBoots

    Hello from the edge of the Atlantic

    Hi Pete. I don't have one spot in particular I'm a bit of a back country pilot if you will. There are a few spots that are recognised on the forums but not really anywhere else. My friend here Woodstock has covered a lot of ground trying to find good spots and he's showing me a few places that are a bit more accessible.
  4. pete beadle

    Hello from the edge of the Atlantic

    Hi Soggy Boots Welcome to the BARCS forum Interesting landing area! Where do you usually fly?......is it a recognised/ dedicated site?.....or sites? Regards Pete BARCS1702
  5. Did you find out what went wrong? Were the other controls working before and after the accident?
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  7. Boom broke at the point the elevator pull string exits . Launched and only had elevator control. As I instinctively pulled the brakes near the ground, it nosed in due to no brakes but working elevator compensation. Repair thread coming soon as I have some questions...
  8. Nooooo! Nosed in on launch? Much damage?
  9. SoggyBoots

    Hello from the edge of the Atlantic

    Hi all. The names Ben Osborne. New to the forums but not new to smashing up gliders. Living in the south west of Kerry Ireland. Theres very few modellers here but we are growing in numbers slowly but surely. Look forward to chatting with you all and even meeting those who come to the Kerry glide in hosted by Woodstock.
  10. Jonathan W

    Introducing our "Pico Switch+"

    Introducing our "Pico Switch+" perfect for F3X More information here: -http://www.practicalrc.com/pico-switch.html Features: - Our intelligent Magnetic Switch knows what ON/OFF state it’s in, If the battery is disconnected with the switch in its off state, it will remember this for Seconds. If the battery is disconnected when turned ON, the switch will be default ON when reconnected. Our switches have an interactive feature - The LED flashes under normal use, when the magnet is placed over the active area, the LED goes solid "ON" as the magnet is sensed, as soon as the timer has counted 3 seconds the LED goes "OFF" and gives a confirmation FLASH until the magnet is moved away. Swipe version - The Blue LED is on constant until turned OFF. Our magnetic switch utilizes a Hall Effect Sensor (no mechanical switching parts). Careful firmware design ensures that stray magnetic fields cannot toggle the switch incorrectly; we guarantee 99.9% operating under normal conditions. Positively switched – Ideal for electric models, esc safe, there’s no need for an opto isolator. Safe and reliable: - Default ON – if the battery is disconnected (whilst in its ON State) and then reconnected the output will turn ON 99.9% of the time. I.e. brownout due to bad battery connection. The magnetic switch is programmed to sample the magnet over the sensor for a set period without interruption and only then will it turn the output OFF. Extremely resilient to magnetic interference due to the switches microcontroller that is programmed with an algorithm. More information here: -http://www.practicalrc.com/pico-switch.html
  11. It was a really enjoyable weekend - right up until my BAMF nosed in on Sunday Thanks to everyone who contributed.
  12. Introducing our new product "Pico Switch" . More information here: - http://www.practicalrc.com/pico-switch1.html Features: - Our intelligent Magnetic Switch knows what ON/OFF state it’s in, If the battery is disconnected with the switch in its off state, it will remember this for Seconds. If the battery is disconnected when turned ON, the switch will be default ON when reconnected. Our switches have an interactive feature - The LED flashes under normal use, when the magnet is placed over the active area, the LED goes solid "ON" as the magnet is sensed, as soon as the timer has counted 3 seconds the LED goes "OFF" and gives a confirmation FLASH until the magnet is moved away. Swipe version - The Blue LED is on constant until turned OFF. Our magnetic switch utilizes a Hall Effect Sensor (no mechanical switching parts). Careful firmware design ensures that stray magnetic fields cannot toggle the switch incorrectly; we guarantee 99.9% operating under normal conditions. Positively switched – Ideal for electric models, esc safe, there’s no need for an opto isolator. Safe and reliable: - Default ON – if the battery is disconnected (whilst in its ON State) and then reconnected the output will turn ON 99.9% of the time. I.e. brownout due to bad battery connection. The magnetic switch is programmed to sample the magnet over the sensor for a set period without interruption and only then will it turn the output OFF. Extremely resilient to magnetic interference due to the switches microcontroller that is programmed with an algorithm. More information here: - http://www.practicalrc.com/pico-switch1.html
  13. Hi All Firstly this isn't a pop at the centre and secondly I haven't approached the BMFA about this. The staff at the centre work very hard and I for one appreciate it. This is aimed at the executive. To much a success? I was a season ticket holder the first year, the second I moved away from the area, now I'm back and a current season ticket holder. I'm retired so I can fly any day of the week . As I've moved back I have noticed an increase in the use of the Buckminster site . Most weekends there is an event that covers Sat/Sun but now there are also events that are inclusive of the Bank Holidays as well, what worries me about this is that those of you who work full time and perhaps fancied flying have very little chance to do so at any given weekend. I've also noticed an increase of bookings for events or club days that are now happening during the week if this trend continues then this will have an impact on flying for season tickets holders and pay as you go members. My perception, obviously not fact, is that to fly at the site it's becoming a bit "Selective" and not open to all. I think we need to ensure that the balance is right for everyone to use. I can see that bookings give a stream of cash for the BMFA but what about the remainder of the membership. I suggest bookings are restricted to some but not all weekends and events during weekdays are limited. Also flyers wishing to fly this year are given the opportunity to fly when events are on, ie they can share the site unless they are a lot of fliers. What constitutes a lot of fliers? It may just be me and everyone will disagree. Tony
  14. Phil.Taylor

    XPerience Pro Ballast

    I made up a set of 16mm dia brass ballast for my recently acquired XPro. One thing to watch out for - the centre of the ballast tube is well forward of the CofG (well it is on mine) - so either expect a significant forward CofG shift (full ballast) or have a scheme that leaves out one or two forward slugs to maintain the CofG Phil
  15. Mikey69: This model came off the back of the Sitar and Pfeil models used to break the glider speed record back in 1978 on Patscherkofel mountain near Innsbrück. I guess the design therefore has a very good pedigree. Read about the original on my web page... http://www.favonius.com/soaring/speed/speed.htm Graham Woods
  16. Gavin_st

    BMFA F3K Event #1 - 27th April 2019 - Twywell

    I'll be there... Thanks
  17. lorrygreen

    BMFA F3K Event #1 - 27th April 2019 - Twywell

    Hi Neil Sorry but I am going to have to cancel following a minor family crisis. I hope the weather holds and I will catch everyone in Essex at the Eurotour comp.
  18. No worries, it's what the forum is for. I collect kits, plans, literature (books/catalogues) and built models from 'the golden years' though I did not start RC gliding properly until the mid-1990s. I also build (install RC etc) and fly mouldies, F3J and F5J. Cheers Gary
  19. Hi Gary, It's a pleasure to meet your acquaintence. Thanks very much for taking the time to reply to my message, photograph your sales brochure, and post the photo on the forum. Your efforts are much appreciated. The photo is perfectly readable. I'm really very grateful to you. I'm pretty new to slope soaring, having only moved over to flying mouldies in the last few weeks, so i have much to learn. I knew nothing about the Sitar when i purchased it, but loved the design, It looks so sleek, I just had to have it. I didn't pay very much for it. I figured it would be a great mouldie trainer aircraft, but now that i've finally got around to sorting it out i suspect it will become much more than a mere trainer. I'm relly looking forward to fly it! Thanks ever so much, Best Wishes, Mike
  20. There are quite a few of us in the white sheet club that use them at the slope. They are great. Mike.
  21. SoggyBoots

    This year's "Not Lundy" "Kerry Glide-in", Ireland

    With me being local, you can count me in from the Thursday evening onward
  22. Hi Mike, It features in a 1980 Solent Sailplanes catalogue that I have. Sitar was the surname of Austrian brothers who were very successful in F3B and speed records (245 mph). This model was based on the Dassel. Hope the photo is readable, zoom in. Cheers Gary
  23. SoggyBoots

    SoggyBoots

  24. julianb

    [SOLD] - Jeti DS24 radio

    Mint condition, very little use. Includes brackets and shoulder straps. £1500 Selection of receivers also available.
  25. julianb

    Ellipse 2t

    Readvertising due to timewaster ! price reduced to £850 for quick sale. Mint untouched kit. Set of fittings, ballast and superb wing bags. Regards J
  26. Anyone interested in the neat little charger Shady had, it appears that Robotbirds has some - https://www.robotbirds.co.uk/default/isdt-sc-608-150w-8-amp-mini-smart-lcd-battery-balance-charger.html
  27. Hi all, I acquired a lovely looking International Sailplanes Sitar Special 88" slope glider from Ebay some months ago. I've finally got around to getting the bits together to get it airworthy. I've been searching the WWW for information on the model, but it seems there is very little available. Apparently the model featured in a 'slopeside' article in RCME in May 2006. Does anyone happen to have a copy of the article they could scan/email to me? - I'd be happy to pay for your time/materials. Apparently there is a gentleman who calls himself 'SlopetrashUK', who is considered knowledgeable, but i can't find out any more about him. Can anyone provide any information about this model? Does anyone have one? I's love to find out more/chat about the model. i have a few ideas to modify the model and would love to talk these through with a former/current Sitar flier. (I'm not happy with the wing joiner, I' m thinking of adding flaps, etc). Finally, i belive a 100" wingspan version was also available? I'd love to acquire one of those! So, if anyone has one they are using, but are willing to sell, or else anyone has one lanquishing in an attic or garage then i'd be interested in buying it, I look forward to reading any replies, With thanks, Mike
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